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Intensely Artful Yogyakarta – A Short Stay City Guide

Intensely Artful Yogyakarta – A Short Stay City Guide

Borobudur temple Yogyakarta is an idiosyncratic, bustling city where timeless art and ritual comes naturally. Known simply as ‘Jogya’, it is one of only two remaining royal seats in Java, complete with its own ruling Sultan and an artistic heritage that other cities can only dream of. This is where old Javanese language is at(…)

Destination Guide: Jaipur, India

Destination Guide: Jaipur, India

Jal Mahal: Water Palace About Jaipur The city of Jaipur is the capital city of the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan. Jaipur, which is situated 190 miles (300km) southwest of Delhi, is often referred to as the ‘Pink City’ due to the color of its stucco buildings. The city’s buildings were first painted pink, to(…)

Islands off the Radar – The Intrepid Traveler’s Guide to Tioman Island

Islands off the Radar – The Intrepid Traveler’s Guide to Tioman Island

It was back in the 1950’s when Tioman first got the Hollywood treatment – as the location of the fabled “Bali Hai” in the musical South Pacific. Despite this glamorous endorsement, the island has remained true to its rustic roots even today;  there are virtually no roads on the entire island and getting from A(…)

Singapore for Families – the Insider Guide

Singapore for Families – the Insider Guide

Singapore If ever a city were designed with families in mind, it would be Singapore. The Lion City pretty much has it all; a vibrant melting pot of cultures, great art, food and history, yet without the urban chaos associated with the likes of Bangkok or Jakarta. It is a veritable microcosm of the Asian(…)

Travel Guide to Hong Kong, China

Travel Guide to Hong Kong, China

Travel Guide to Hong Kong, China: About Hong Kong  The vibrant, energetic, city-state of Hong Kong occupies a unique position in the world. Often referred to as the ‘New York of Asia’ due to its fast pace of life, Hong Kong is one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China. The(…)

Islands off the Radar – The Intrepid Traveler’s Guide to the Gili Islands

Islands off the Radar – The Intrepid Traveler’s Guide to the Gili Islands

A trio of tiny tropical islands nestling between Indonesia’s Bali and Lombok, the Gili Islands are little more than a pin prick on a map, yet in recent years the travel hype has been literally off the scale. For decades the sole preserve of intrepid backpackers, the Gili Islands are now very much on the(…)

Lazy Days in Luang Prabang – A Short Stay City Guide

Lazy Days in Luang Prabang – A Short Stay City Guide

Wat Mai Lazy Days in Luang Prabang – A Short Stay City Guide A former Lao royal capital, Luang Prabang still exudes a languid pace of life with a rich blend of old world Indochina and an elegant French flavor, which extends to its famously inventive fusion cuisine, art and architecture.  Situated on a lush(…)

Travel Guide to Siem Reap, Cambodia

Travel Guide to Siem Reap, Cambodia

About Siem Reap The Cambodian city of Siem Reap is the capital city of the Siem Reap province, which is located in northwest Cambodia. The city is the main access point for the world-famous, UNESCO word heritage site of Angkor, which features the largest temple complex in the world. The renowned Angkor Wat temple, which(…)